Sunday, 8 July 2018

Dragon braid

I was poking around youtube to look for tips on the rope braid so I can do it on my own hair, when a tutorial name caught my eye: Dragon braid. 
It just sounded so cool, I had to check it out.
It turns out, it really isn't a braid though? I guess only in the loosest possible meaning.
The result does look really cool, but I don't think it would be something I would actually want to try on myself. It looks like the "braid" will lack some stability, and I don't like the idea of having so many little elastics so close to my scalp.

This tutorial here was the best and easiest understood I found:

So again, I talked a coworker into letting me try on her hair.

Good thing
Coworker absolutely loved it. She has rather thin hair and really loved the "fattening" effect it had on her braid. She said she felt really cool with it in.

Bad thing
I'm not so impressed. I mean, it does look pretty cool. 
But, I don't think you could tell this apart from a regular old Dutch braid from a distance. And it took a lot longer to create than a Dutch braid. Even with some more experience and training in making this, this "braid" would still be very time consuming to make. 
Also I felt like I struggled quite a bit to keep all the parts separated when I fed in new parts. I think it really shows too: The separations should be way sharper and cleaner. 
And personally would have to redo it so I could actually sleep on it. 
So...Not impressed. 


  1. Hmm no I have to disagree. Clearly not a dutch braid. Very thickening effect. Very different very interesting. I can't tell that you struggled to keep parts separated and the only imperfections I can perceive look like they are natural fraying of the braid. Then again I cannot tell that it would have taken you significantly longer to this this braid. Ergo a cost/reward might enter into this. Alin all 9/10. It looks pretty.

    1. LOL I love that you use a cost/reward factor on this! And thank you :) I think I have an idea on how to make this "braid" a lot better next time...

  2. I think this was created for people who couldn't do a dutch braid. I"ve seen a few tutorials on this and one girl said she could never dutch braid, so this was easier for her. She had hair just below shoulder length, and I think likely that's why---I would never use that many elastics on my hair. Looks nice, but not practical for me.

    1. Huh. That makes sense. And I totally agree on the elastics issue... I think it would be uncomfortable on the scalp?